Our mission is to support naturopaths and Western herbal medicine practitioners to deliver excellence in healthcare in Australia.

The highest levels of education standard

The NHAA has been setting standards in the education and practice of herbal medicine since 1920. In this time much has changed, and we will always be at the forefront of that change, supporting and promoting herbal medicine & naturopathy and our members.

The NHAA Course Accreditation Standards (NHAA CAS) aims to assist training providers by providing a standard for curriculum design. By utilising these Guidelines & Curriculum, and the associated documents, your institution can apply to have one or more of its courses recognised by the NHAA. Successful recognition results in that course being given “NHAA Accredited” status, with the attendant benefits for institutions as well as students and future graduates. Find out more about current and past accredited courses.

There are four Examiner positions on the NHAA Board of Directors, reflecting the importance of this area for the association. The Examiners have multiple areas of responsibility including:

  •  Maintain and administer the NHAA Course Accreditation System (CAS), which represents the highest level of educational standards for herbalists and naturopaths in Australia. 
  •  Individual assessment of full membership applications where the applicant has not completed an accredited course.
  •  Monitor teaching and educational trends of Western herbal medicine and naturopathy in Australia.
  •  Maintain relationships and work with academic institutions offering NHAA accredited courses.
  •  Offer expertise by participating in external course advisory committees and industry reference groups.
  •  Represent the interests of western herbal medicine and naturopathy education in any Government review or regulatory process.